Realism, Representation, And The Arts In Nineteenth-century Literature by Alison ByerlyRealism, Representation, And The Arts In Nineteenth-century Literature by Alison Byerly

Realism, Representation, And The Arts In Nineteenth-century Literature

byAlison ByerlyEditorGillian Beer

Paperback | March 30, 2006

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This book examines the representation of a variety of arts--primarily painting, theater, and music--within the work of major nineteenth-century novelists. It charts a historical progression, from Romantic poetry, through mid-century Realism, to Aestheticism, showing how authors used references to other forms of art to illuminate their own aesthetic ideals. Examining the aesthetic theory and cultural practice of different arts, Alison Byerly demonstrates the importance of artistic representation to the development of Victorian Realism.
Title:Realism, Representation, And The Arts In Nineteenth-century LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:March 30, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521025346

ISBN - 13:9780521025348

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The picturesque aesthetic and the natural art of song; 2. Masterpiece theatres: art as spectacle in William Thackeray and Charlotte Brontë; 3. George Eliot's hierarchy of representation; 4. Art works: Thomas Hardy and the labor of creation; Coda: aestheticism: the erasure of the real; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...a useful and stimulating contribution to studies of the interrelations among the arts in Victorian England...All students will enjoy and, one hopes, learn something from Byerly's clear thinking and writing." Modern Philology